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Feb
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
I never did get to the bottom of this problem and I've since traded in the car. I guess I'll leave the question open should somebody manage to find a solution. The problem seemed to be worse when the engine temperature was transitioning from cold to hot (but not when cold or hot).
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
@MarkoGrohar Nope, still suffering. I've used diesel fuel additives that are supposed to clean the fuel system, and Wynns stop smoke oil additive at the last service (about 3 weeks ago), but still having the exact same problem. Once the car is up to temperature, it runs perfectly. I'm currently suspecting worn valve stems, but that's just a hunch/guess, as I'm a computer programmer, not a mechanic :)
Aug
31
comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
It's been suggested to me that the EGR might be clogged up, so I'm purchasing a diesel fuel additive designed to clean the EGR, valves and injectors. Fingers crossed, this will solve the problem.
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revised Diesel Engine difficult to start
Edited out the part about the cooling fan, was unrelated. Diesel engine problem still a problem
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comment Diesel Engine difficult to start
+1; Thanks Mike, I've been reading up on this, but need to research it a little more. I'm going to start by checking the ohms readings for the coolant temperature sensor and see what I find, although the readings on the dash for this look normal.
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